Posted on 04/02/2021 at 09:09 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Both a mystery and a thriller — if done well — make a reader eager to complete the book and find out the answers to the big plot questions.

But there’s nuance in that reaction, says Allison Brennan, a New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author of over thirty novels.

To put it somewhat facetiously, a thriller is thrilling.

And to put it much more explicitly and helpfully, a thriller’s pacing is much more energetic.

Brennan discusses the stylistic choices that give a thriller its distinct pacing in a post on CrimeReads.

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